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Florence Travel Guide Italy - When planning a trip to Florence, Italy, you will encounter a wealth of attractions and activities that are sure to keep you busy during your stay. Whether you visit this destination for its art galleries or just to take in the architectural gems about the city, there is something for everyone who is in need of a trip filled with culture, history, and art.

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Florence is such a popular hot spot for tourists exploring the wonderful world of Italy, offering a refuge for scholars and visitors looking for a good time. The natural scenery of Florence Italy provides a city center that boasts an interesting doorway to a wide-range of districts filled with history just waiting for visitors to discover. No matter how many times you visit Florence, you will always find something new to appreciate.

As you plan the ins and outs of a trip to Florence, you may want to iron out the details regarding where you will stay during your vacation. Hotels in Florence can be found around every twist and turn of the city, offering something for every type of travel budget. Some of the favorite hotel chains are situated in the city, just as a few local luxury options. Many tourists have enjoyed a stay at the Holiday Inn Garden Court and Sheraton, just as much as terrace views provided by the Baglioni.

There are plenty of tourist attractions in Florence to consider when planning out an itinerary. For starters, why not dig deep into the history of the city by exploring lesser-known sights, such as the Byzantine Pagliazza tower, which served as a prison for women during the Middle Ages. Located on the banks of the Arno, you may visit the Park Palace, which offers a great site to enjoy a breath of fresh air.

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Florence Interesting Facts

  • Florence has a population of about 500,000 inhabitants.
  • Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
  • The “Historic Centre of Florence” was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
  • Florence was established by Julius Caesar in 59 BC as a settlement for his veteran soldiers.
  • The dome of the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore is the largest dome built in brick and mortar in the world.
  • The Fountain of Neptune in Piazza della Signoria is at the terminus of a still functioning Roman aqueduct.
  • The Ponte Vecchio bridge is the only one in the city to have survived World War II intact.
  • In 1301, Dante was sent into Exile from Florence.
  • Florence is so rich in art, that first time visitors experience the Stendhal syndrome as they encounter its art for the first time.
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